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Public Hearing Transcripts 2016


The 2016 New Jersey Legislature Transcribed Public Hearings and Meetings are available in
pdf format
Please note: You are advised to use the latest version of the Acrobat Reader
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Senate and Assembly Committees:
Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
Senate Environment and Energy Committee Assembly Judiciary Committee
Senate Higher Education Committee Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
Senate Law and Public Safety Committee  
Senate Legislative Oversight Committee  
Senate State Government Government,Wagering, Tourism
and Historic Preservation Committee
 
 

JOINT COMMITTEES, TASK FORCES and Councils:

Joint Committee on the Public Schools
1st Legislative District Economic Development Task Force
Joint Legislative Task Force on Drinking Water Infrastructure
 
LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONS:
The College Affordability Study Commission
Joint State Leasing and Space Utilization Committee
State House Commission
New Jersey Commission on Capital Budgeting and Planning

 

 

 

 


SENATE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS


  • Public Hearing before SENATE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 185
    Proposes constitutional amendment to authorize Legislature to permit by law establishment and operation of casinos in certain counties”
    January 7, 2016
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
  • Public Hearing before SENATE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
    Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1 (Ist Reprint)
    Proposes constitutional amendment to authorize Legislature to permit by law establishment and operation of casinos in certain counties”
    February 29, 2016
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

 

SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY


  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE
    Senate Concurrent Resolution 66
    “Prohibits adoption of DEP’s proposed rules and regulations to revise its Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, Coastal Zone Management Rules, and Stormwater Management Rules”
    March 7, 2016
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE
    “The Committee will hear testimony from the public on the status of constitutionally dedicated open space funding and on the development of standards governing public access to the waterfront. The public access stakeholder group will also report on their proposals for changes to the public access requirements”
    April 21, 2016
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE
    “The Committee has invited representatives from the Department of Environmental Protection to discuss the proposed revisions to the Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, Coastal Zone Management Rules, and Stormwater Management Rules”
    The following bills will be considered:
    S-580, S-885, S-125
    May 16, 2016
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE
    Senate Concurrent Resolution 66
    “Prohibits adoption of DEP’s proposed rules and regulations to revise its Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, Coastal Zone Management Rules, and Stormwater Management Rules”
    June 6, 2016
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE
    Senate Concurrent Resolution 66
    “Prohibits adoption of DEP’s proposed rules and regulations to revise its Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, Coastal Zone Management Rules, and Stormwater Management Rules”
    June 16, 2016
    Excerpt from committee meeting:  hearing
    appendix
  • Joint Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE
    “Douglas H. Fisher, the Secretary of Agriculture, has been invited to discuss the status of the soil restoration standards required to be adopted pursuant to P.L. 2010, c. 113. Also, Dr. Stan Hales of the Barnegat Bay Partnership has been invited to discuss the status of measures to improve the health of Barnegat Bay” The following bills will be considered: Senate Bill No. 311, Senate Bill N. 2490, Assembly Bill No. 2954
    August 18, 2016
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE
    “The Committee will receive testimony from invited guests on the issues of chromium-6 in drinking water, and the Department of Environmental Protection's proposed changes to the septic system density standards for the Highlands Reigion”
    The following bills will be considered:
     Senate Bill No. 853, Senate Bill No. 1160, Senate Bill No. 2731, Senate Bill No. 2732, Senate Concurrent Resolution 39
    November 3, 2016
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Public Hearing before SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE
    “The public hearing will be held in accordance with Rule 24:3 of the New Jersey Senate on the following Senate Concurrent Resolution: Senate Concurrent Resolution 39 (2R) “Amends Constitution to dedicate all State moneys received from settlements and awards in cases of environmental contamination for certain environmental purposes”
    November 21, 2016
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

SENATE HIGHER EDUCATION


  • Joint Committee Meeting of SENATE HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE AND SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
    “The Committees will receive testimony from Gabrielle Charette, Executive Director of the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, and other invited guests on the administration of the New Jersey College Loans to Assist State Students (NJCLASS) Loan Program" The following bill will be considered: Senate Bill 743
    August 8, 2016
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • Committee Meeting of SENATE HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE
    “The Committee will receive testimony from invited speakers on campus sexual assault, including members of the Task Force on Campus Sexual Assault, who will provide the Committee with a status report on its progress"
    December 12, 2016
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix

SENATE LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY


  • Public Hearing Before SENATE LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
    Senate Concurrent Resolution 117
    “Prohibits adoption of State Police proposed rule expanding justifiable need standard for issuing handgun carry permits”
    August 8, 2016
    Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    appendix
  • SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT


    • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
      “The Committee will take testimony from invited guests on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Federal Heat and Eat program, and other governmental programs to combat hunger”
      January 28, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix
    • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
      “The Committee will take testimony from invited guests on New Jersey’s application for Federal Housing and Urban Development grants for flood relief project funding, and other issues related to flood mitigation and efforts to prepare for climate change or sea level rise”
      February 11, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix
    • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
      “The Committee will take testimony from invited guests, including officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and New Jersey Transit on plans for a new Port Authority bus terminal and future trans-Hudson commuter capacity needs"
      May 24, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix
    • Joint Committee Meeting of SENATE HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE AND SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
      “The Committees will receive testimony from Gabrielle Charette, Executive Director of the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, and other invited guests on the administration of the New Jersey College Loans to Assist State Students (NJCLASS) Loan Program" The following bill will be considered: Senate Bill 743
      August 8, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix
    • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
      “The Committee will receive testimony from invited guests, including Acting Commissioner of Human Services Elizabeth Connolly and stakeholders, on the administration, adequacy, and funding of various programs, including the Emergency Assistance, Temporary Asistance for Needy Families, and General Assistance programs”
      September 29, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix
    • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
      “The Committees will receive testimony from invited guests, including NJ Transit Executive Director Steven Santoro and other regional rail transportation officials and advocates, on NJ Transit management, operations, funding, and safety issues, including the status of the installation of Positive Train Control technology”
      October 21, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix
    • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
      “The Committees will receive testimony from NJ Transit Executive Director Steven Santoro on NJ Transit management, operations, funding, and safety issues”
      November 4, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix
    • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
      “The Committees will receive testimony from Federal and regional transportation agencies on rail safety issues; and from transportation experts and other invited guests on NJ Transit management, operations, funding, and safety isues”
      December 6, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix

     

    SENATE STATE GOVERNMENT WAGERING, TOURISM AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION


    • Public Hearing before SENATE STATE GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT, WAGERING, TOURISM AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
      Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 184 (1R)
      “Proposes constitutional amendment to require payments by State to State-administered retirement systems and establish in Constitution right of public employees to pension benefit; provides for enforcement of funding obligations and benefit rights”
      January 7, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing: hearing appendix
    • Public Hearing before SENATE STATE GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT,WAGERING, TOURISM AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
      Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 188 (1R)
      “Proposes constitutional amendment to change membership of legislative Apportionment Commission; imposes certain requirements on Commission for process and legislative district composition”
      January 7, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing: hearing appendix

    ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE


    • Joint Committee Meeting of SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY ENVIRONMENT AND SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE
      “Douglas H. Fisher, the Secretary of Agriculture, has been invited to discuss the status of the soil restoration standards required to be adopted pursuant to P.L. 2010, c. 113. Also, Dr. Stan Hales of the Barnegat Bay Partnership has been invited to discuss the status of measures to improve the health of Barnegat Bay” The following bills will be considered: Senate Bill No. 311, Senate Bill N. 2490, Assembly Bill No. 2954
      August 18, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix

     

    ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY


    • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
      Assembly Concurrent Resolution 1
      “Amends State Constitution to dedicate all State revenues from motor fuels and petroleum products gross receipts tax to transportation system”
      January 7, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
      Assembly Concurrent Resolution 2 (2R)
      “Proposes constitutional amendment to allow Legislature to authorize by law establishment and operation of casinos in certain counties”
      January 7, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
      Assembly Concurrent Resolution 3 (1R)
      “Proposes constitutional amendment to require payments by State to State-administered retirement systems and establish in Constitution right of public employees to pension benefit; provides for enforcement of funding obligations and benefit rights”
      January 7, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
      Assembly Concurrent Resolution 4 (1R)
      “Proposes constitutional amendment to change membership of legislative Apportionment Commission; imposes certain requirements on commission
      for process and legislative district composition”

      January 7, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
      Assembly Concurrent Resolution 1
      “Proposes constitutional amendment to allow Legislature to authorize by law establishment and operation of casinos in certain counties”
      March 7, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix
    • Public Hearing before ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
      Assembly Concurrent Resolution 109
      "Proposes constitutional amendment to require payments by State to State-administered retirement systems and establish in Constitution right of of public employees to pension benefit; provides for enforcement of funding obligations and benefit rights"
      June 20, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix
    • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
      “The Committees will receive testimony from invited guests, including NJ Transit Executive Director Steven Santoro and other regional rail transportation officials and advocates, on NJ Transit management, operations, funding, and safety issues, including the status of the installation of Positive Train Control technology"
      October 21, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix
    • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
      “The Committees will receive testimony from NJ Transit Executive Director Steven Santoro on NJ Transit management, operations, funding, and safety issues”
      November 4, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix
    • Committee Meeting of SENATE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
      “The Committees will receive testimony from Federal and regional transportation agencies on rail safety issues; and from transportation experts and other invited guests on NJ Transit management, operations, funding, and safety isues”
      December 6, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix

     

    ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION AND INDEPENDENT AUTHORITIES


    • Committee Meeting of ASSEMBLY TRANSPORTATION AND INDEPENDENT AUTHORITIES COMMITTEE
      “The Committee will take testimony from the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission concerning the challenges the Commission currently faces, and the Commission's initiatives to implement technological, security, and customer service improvements”
      December 12, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing

     

    JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS


    • Committee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
      "The Committee will receive testimony from the Department of Education and the Education Law Center on the Department's use of the PARCC scores to meet graduation requirements, or alternatives such as the SAT, ACT, ACCUPLACER or profiles"
      March 15, 2016

      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix
    • Committee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
      “The Committee will be receiving a comprehensive overview from invited guests of the state of the Paterson School District with testimony to include fiscal and budget information; the fulfillment of contractual obligations to administration, faculty, and professional staff; facilities and teacher sufficiency for current and anticipated students; and the teacher sufficiency to meet curriculum mandates. 
      The Committee will also be receiving an update of Paterson’s compliance with QSAC with the intention of returning to local control”

      April 19, 2016

      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix
    • Committee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
      “The Committee will be receiving testimony from invited guests on the state of the Orange School District, with a presentation to include an overview of the fiscal and budget status; a facilities update; staff sufficiency to meet curriculum mandates; the capacity to fulfill contractual obligations to employees and vendors; and how student graduation rates are expected to be impacted by the recent promulgated DOE requirements, as well as any additional questions Committee members may have"
      June 20, 2016

      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix
    • Committee Meeting of JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
      “The Committee will receive testimony from invited guests on the implementation of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) and its impact on school districts throughout the state"
      October 11, 2016

      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing appendix

     

    1ST LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE


    • Meeting of 1ST LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE
      March 17, 2016
      “The Task Force will take testimony from invited guests concerning the regional job market in the First Legislative District and the impact of the programs and efforts of the workforce investment boards representing the region"
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix

     

    JOINT LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON DRINKING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE


    • Task Force Meeting JOINT LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON DRINKING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
      November 30, 2016
      “The Task Force will receive testimony from invited guests on the current condition of the State's drinking water infrastructure and what improvements are necessary to ensure a safe and adequate drinking water supply"
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix
    • Task Force Meeting JOINT LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON DRINKING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
      December 14, 2016
      “The Task Force will receive testimony from invited guests on the current condition of the State's drinking water infrastructure, what improvements are necessary to ensure a safe and adequate drinking water supply, and potential funding mechanisms for those improvements"
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix

     

    NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING


    • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
      February 26, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix
    • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
      October 28, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    • Commission Meeting of NEW JERSEY COMMISSION ON CAPITAL BUDGETING AND PLANNING
      November 18, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing

     

    THE COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY STUDY COMMISSION


    • Public hearing before THE COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY STUDY COMMISSION
      “The College Affordability Study Commission will hold three public hearings at which students, parents, and other members of the public are invited to provide their thoughts and recommendations on increasing the affordability of higher education in New Jersey”
      January 20, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
      appendix
    • Final Report of THE COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY STUDY COMMISSION
      “The New Jersey College Affordability Study Commission is pleased to submit its report and recommendations pursuant to P.L. 2015, c. 4. The enactment directed the commission to examine issues designed to increase the affordability of higher education in New Jersey and to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and Legislature.”
      September 27, 2016
      Full text of report: pdf

     

    STATE HOUSE COMMISSION


    • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
      March 14, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing: agenda hearing appendix
    • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
      June 30 , 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing: agenda hearing
    • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
      October 20, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing: agenda hearing appendix
    • Commission Meeting of STATE HOUSE COMMISSION
      December 12, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing: agenda hearing appendix

     

    JOINT STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION


    • Committee Meeting of JOINT STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE
      January 14, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    • Committee Meeting of JOINT STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE
      June 20, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing
    • Committee Meeting of JOINT STATE LEASING AND SPACE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE
      November 14, 2016
      Full text of transcribed hearing:  hearing

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